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to the economic viability of new york city. reliable infrastructure and reliable delivery of water is a must. you have to reinvest in the infrastructure every single minute to keep it current. hurwitz: we have the stock exchange, we have the united nations -- failure can have a dramatic impact on the nation, and even internationally. so there's a really keen awareness that you always have to be fixing the system. things corrode, they rust. they get to where you turn them on and nothing happens. but it is so totally used in every nook and cranny, that making any accommodation to shut it down, to do something to it, is very difficult. narrator: two massive underground tunnels, called simply tunnel 1 and tunnel 2, provide most of the city's water supply. they run hundreds of feet below manhattan, far deeper than the subways. built at the beginning of the 20th century, they are concrete-lined and bored through solid rock. they could last centuries. but the mechanical equipment within them will not. engineers in the 1950s discovered rust on the tunnel's valves. there were concerns that if they closed
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, cities and towns, homes and businesses all depend upon one basic resource. modern civilization and life itself would be impossible without it. woman: okay, so today, we're going to look at how do we get our water? narrator: and today, it's a matter of simply turning on the tap. so often, we forget about the value of water. water is a commodity that is essential to life. 100 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine turning on the tap water. and now, it's an expectation. narrator: over 300 million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet.
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
everyone feels secure on school grounds after the incident. that includes schools in baltimore city. lisa robinson joins us from north baltimore with that part of the story. >> school districts reporting things have been quiet and they have been hearing from parents who have been calling asking for reassurance. parents were greeted by a lot more faces. in anne arundel county, howard, baltimore county, vigilance was the subject of the day. a tough subject for all. >> for any parent is hard to think about sending your kids when all this is happening. >> we were aware that a problem like what happened could happen anywhere at any time. >> it was scary but i just had to let the normal day and the routine happen. >> the school superintendents communicated with their principles about making sure security procedures are in place and followed an emergency drills occur on schedule. anne arundel and -- baltimore county schools are using robocalls. the weekend was spent talking and hugging their kids close. >> we -- just being cognizant about the time we spend with them now. >> appears that area pri
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm PST
that will woulded in. a gentleman from a city council in fairfield, they canceled the benefit because of rain and even after 250 showed up bringing so many stuffed animals they filled a van and just now dropped them off and i said why did you come and he said we had to feel some sort of connection and to express the feelings we have for the children and for the teachers who is suffered so greatly at sandy hook. we will watch this throughout the day as it grows into the evening hours and this is a local newspaper here, there are only 27 names, not 28, but nancy lanza age 52, the mother of the killer. down the street from danbury, connecticut, teach them well, a quote from the president at the vigil and the memorial ceremony. commentators are speaking of the shootings here in newtown. we will have more coverage as our team continues live in newtown. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do >> the school shooting here in newtown brings the issue of gun violence to the front burner. this is a complicated issue and the press secretary said the presi
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am PST
capacity clips. new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who has been an outspoken gun control advocate, will make an announcement on gun violence in just a couple of hours. he's calling on the president to take the lead. >> we've got to really question whether military style weapons with big magazines belongs on the streets of america in this day and age. nobody questions the second amendment's right to bear arms but i don't think the founding fathers had the idea that every man, woman and child could carry an assault weapon, and i think the president, through his leadership, could get a bill like that through congress. but at least he's got to try. >> let's bring in dan gross, president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. dan, thanks so much for being with us. as you know, this tragedy has struck so deeply at the hearts of americans but at the same time, the nra is not going to go away so let me ask you a strategic question. how do you maximize your chances of getting some meaningful legislation passed in congress? >> i think it comes down to a simple formula which is make
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
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! >> it's like a great, big hug in the whole city. >> that food is about all i can handle. my parents put chili powder in my baby food. >> french fries everywhere, all over the table and just a lot of chili.
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of the politicians. let's talk to rob out in the mayson city, iowa. hey, rob, good morning. >> how are you doing? untags good >> bill: good. what's your thought? >> i saw what happened friday. it's sick ended me. >> bill: tears you up. i told your screener, i am an nr member, not going to be any more. i am going to go sell my handgun today, after i drop my little girl off to school and i amplore anybody, if they don't want to make the same actions that i do for god's sake go get locks on your guns, lock them up. put them in a safe, you know. dis assemble them, make sure nobody can get their hand on them. >> bill: that's a sensible thing to do, rob. thank you so much for calling in. you know, there are also all kinds of programs where people who want to turn in their guns, right? >> buy-back programs all over the current tree. there has been a spike of people buying -- taking advantage of thieves programing turning in their guns in the aftermath of this tragedy citing the tragedy as reason to do so. you see that on the one hand. on the other hand, you see gun sal